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Shencorp Inc’s commercial roofing service in Richmond, VA wants to help you learn all things roofs! With the upcoming Winter months and the snow storms they bring, we need to be extra cautious with our roofs with snow piled up on them. A big issue that can potentially cause a lot of damage is the formation ice dams on roofs. Here is our guide to ice dams!

What are They?

According to the University of Minnesota, Ice Dams are “a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.”

How Do I Prevent Them?

Ice Dams can cause a lot of damage over the Winter season. The best thing to do is take immediate action and monitor your roof all throughout the Winter season. Here are 3 immediate things you can do to prevent ice dams from forming.

  • Safely remove the snow off the roof. Ice dams are easy to form in cold climates where snow falls, melts, and refreezes. During the day, remove the snow that is building up on your roof in trouble spots as safely as possible.
  • Make channels for the water to flow through the ice dam.
  • Call your roofing contractor to fix the problem ASAP.

Need More Help?

Since 1977, Shencorp Inc. has specialized in commercial roofing in Charlottesville, Winchester, Waynesboro, and Richmond VA and re-roofing services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. In that time, we have become the leading choice for industrial and commercial roofing services like commercial protective roof coatings for customers throughout Virginia.

Our goal is simple: to deliver professionally managed commercial roofing projects with consistency. We deliver the best combination of price, quality, and service to satisfy your particular roofing needs. Every single member of our team is committed to being knowledgeable, informative, and professional during every project we take on. Contact us today!